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A native of Erie, PA, Floyd Lawrence attended Jones Elementary School and graduated from East High School, where he was a member of the swimming and water polo teams. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and rose to the rank of sergeant while serving as a Marine journalist at Parris Island, SC, and the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
He holds a B.A. summa cum laude degree from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He earned a Master’s degree in English from Cornell University. He has also studied film criticism, production, and history at the University of Southern California.
He taught English and journalism at the College of Wooster in Ohio for five years and at Edinboro University for 12 years. For another 15 years he was director of public relations at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He was also an Executive Assistant at the USC School of Cinema and Television.
He once owned and operated a small restaurant in Lancaster (PA) County, where he also taught communications courses at several area colleges. From 1980 to 2011 he was a freelance writer for the Erie Times-News. Assignments included film, theater, and restaurant reviewing as well as occasional travel pieces. His hobbies include cooking, photography and travel. He and his wife, Judy, a retired vice president at United Way of Erie County, share seven children and 11 grandchildren.

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VIEQUES ISLAND, PUERTO RICO 2009

Judy and I returned to Vieques for the second time in February, 2009. ...

Updated: Mar 06, 2009 9:43am PST

MANFROTTO

Updated: Feb 10, 2013 9:22am PST

MANFROTTO 074 tripod and 3030 3-way head

Updated: Feb 10, 2013 9:29am PST

Lourmarin

Near the end of our three weeks in France, Judy arranged for us to lin ...

Updated: Jan 02, 2013 1:54pm PST

Lourmarin, France

Updated: Jan 02, 2013 1:38pm PST

Alsace Part 1

For our second week in France, we rented a large one-room apartment in ...

Updated: Nov 05, 2012 11:01am PST

PARIS Part 2

Updated: Oct 12, 2012 1:46pm PST

Picnic August 2012

Updated: Aug 13, 2012 9:55am PST

Travel Miscellany One

Updated: Aug 10, 2012 2:13pm PST

Italian Hill Towns 2005

Updated: Aug 08, 2012 10:06am PST

09 Xmas combined

Updated: Jan 12, 2010 7:21am PST

VIEQUES ISLAND, PUERTO RICO 2008

In late January and early February, Judy and I spent two weeks on the ...

Updated: Feb 24, 2008 3:33pm PST

Puerto Rico 2007 (West coast)

Judy and I visited Puerto Rico for the second time during two weeks at ...

Updated: Mar 07, 2007 3:53pm PST

Puerto Rico 2007 (West coast 2)

Updated: Mar 07, 2007 5:17pm PST

Puerto Rico 2007 (West coast 3)

Updated: Mar 08, 2007 4:58pm PST

PUERTO RICO 2006 (San Juan)

Updated: Sep 02, 2008 12:51pm PST

Puerto Rico 2006 (rain forest)

Updated: Sep 02, 2008 1:29pm PST

SEDONA, AZ, January 2008

Judy and I spent five days at the home of Frances Hill, a friend of mi ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2008 3:25pm PST

A Travel Sampler

Updated: Nov 08, 2007 3:40pm PST

Houston, Texas, February 2007

I accompanied Judy to Houston in February between Erie snowstorms. She ...

Updated: Aug 04, 2007 7:37pm PST

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2007

We spent a full day at the 75th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, whic ...

Updated: Aug 04, 2007 8:33am PST

Glacier National Park, Montana, August 2006

Updated: Jan 09, 2007 11:12am PST

Banff Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Updated: Jan 09, 2007 10:12am PST

Ben's 7th birthday

Updated: Oct 20, 2007 12:26pm PST

Joshua's cross-country

Updated: Oct 20, 2007 11:13am PST

ARCHIGLAS Russian choir

Updated: Oct 05, 2007 9:26am PST

Maggie the athlete

Updated: Jun 26, 2008 7:36am PST

Elkins, West Virginia

Our two days and three nights in and around Elkins, West Virginia (pop ...

Updated: Nov 07, 2007 1:05pm PST

Elmer's 4th of July 2007

Updated: Jul 04, 2007 7:24pm PST

LECOM graduation Class of 2007

Updated: Jun 15, 2007 8:24pm PST

SOAP BOX DERBY 2007

Updated: Jun 17, 2007 9:20am PST

Mayaguez Tropical Agriculture Research Station

We spent over two very pleasant hours touring the Tropical Agriculture ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2007 7:47am PST

Christmas 2006

Updated: Jan 03, 2007 8:47am PST

Maggie Lawrence's Christmas concert 2006

Updated: Dec 15, 2006 10:16am PST

Dick Brozell's birthday party

Updated: Dec 10, 2006 7:33pm PST

Thanksgiving 2006

Updated: Nov 24, 2006 10:11am PST

Floyd's pic

Updated: Jun 24, 2007 6:25pm PST

A DAY AT YELLOWSTONE

You won't find Old Faithful here. Been there, done that. But some of t ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2006 9:07am PST

DILLON, MONTANA

Some scenes from a summer '06 visit to Dillon, Montana and nearby area ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2007 1:49pm PST

Elmer's Party

Updated: Jul 30, 2006 8:01pm PST

Presque Isle State Park July 2006

Updated: Jul 07, 2006 10:06am PST

Gregg & Carrie Gebhardt Wedding

Updated: Jun 13, 2006 4:39pm PST

Ben's Tracy pre-school graduation

Updated: Jun 08, 2006 9:21am PST

Kentucky horses and bourbon

In the fall of 2002, my wife and I were guests of the Kentucky State T ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2006 7:12am PST

Franklin D. Roosevelt home

The Franklin D. Roosevelt home, Springwood, and adjacent museum in Hyd ...

Updated: May 31, 2006 1:02pm PST

Watkins Glen, NY

Any visit to the Finger Lakes region isn't complete without a visit to ...

Updated: May 30, 2006 7:22pm PST

West Point luncheon

Graduated cadets have their lieutenant bars pinned onto their uniforms ...

Updated: May 30, 2006 5:30pm PST

West Point graduation

These were taken at the 2006 graduation exercises at West Point. Our n ...

Updated: May 30, 2006 7:19pm PST

West Point dinner

Updated: May 30, 2006 3:20pm PST

Stonegate B&B

Here are some interior and exterior shots of the Stonegate B&B in High ...

Updated: May 30, 2006 1:36pm PST

EAST HIGH SCHOOL Fifties Reunion, August '07

Erie East High School's classes of the 1950s held their annual reunion ...

Updated: Aug 30, 2007 8:01am PST

DOBBINS LANDING Summer 08

When I was a kid growing up in Erie, everyone referred to it as the Pu ...

Updated: Jul 06, 2008 12:43pm PST

DANIEL--on bay and with guitar

Updated: Aug 04, 2009 5:41pm PST

EAST HIGH SCHOOL 55-year reunion

The East High School Class of 1953 held its 55th class reunion in Augu ...

Updated: Apr 26, 2013 9:02am PST

Chris Lawrence in the gym

Here are some shots of my son Chris Lawrence, 42, an Erie police offic ...

Updated: Oct 28, 2008 9:03pm PST

HALLOWEEN 2004-2010

Updated: Nov 01, 2010 8:20am PST

THANKSGIVING 2008

Updated: Dec 05, 2008 8:13am PST

DYNAMIC DOZEN

Updated: Apr 15, 2009 12:07pm PST

CATHOLIC CHARITIES BALL, April 27, 2009

Here are a few shots of the 14th Annual Catholic Charities Ball, "Moon ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2009 10:05am PST

GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER SHAYLYN

Updated: Apr 20, 2009 4:40pm PST

ELMER'S PARTY June 22 '09

Updated: Jun 22, 2009 10:30am PST

PAM'S baby shower 6/17/09

Updated: Jun 19, 2009 2:23pm PST

John Michael Zaycosky

Updated: Jul 23, 2009 12:59pm PST

JOHN MICHAEL ZAYCOSKY

John Michael Zaycosky, the newborn son of Pam Porter and Michael Zayco ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2009 11:01am PST

WHITE EAGLE CRUISE

Updated: Aug 13, 2009 9:33am PST

BEES

If you've heard of bee colony collapse disorder, I can tell you where ...

Updated: Oct 12, 2009 12:43pm PST

Thanksgiving 2009

Updated: Dec 07, 2009 1:28pm PST

Christmas 09

Updated: Jan 12, 2010 7:10am PST

Puerto Rico, Vieques Island 2010

Judy and I returned to Vieques for the third time in February, 2010. F ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2010 4:13pm PST

New York City March 2010

Updated: May 28, 2010 8:47am PST

JOHN MICHAEL ZAYCOSKY 1ST BIRTHDAY

Updated: Jul 23, 2010 12:12pm PST

PAM AND MICHAEL ZAYCOSKY WEDDING

Updated: Aug 04, 2010 7:43am PST

TALL SHIPS, Presque Isle Bay 2010

Updated: Sep 10, 2010 10:49am PST

TUCSON Album 1

We bypassed our beloved Vieques island in Puerto Rico as the annual e ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2011 12:32pm PST

TUCSON Album 2

This gallery begins with a long walk around downtown Tucson, including ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2011 10:44am PST

Ryan Binney volleyball

Pics taken during the Ft. LeBoeuf-McDowell volleyball game, Tuesday, A ...

Updated: Apr 06, 2011 10:31am PST

TUCSON Album 3

Updated: Apr 25, 2011 10:24am PST

Francis "Red" Grandy, Cold War Photographer

On a recent visit to our Adirondack-area friends in the North Country ...

Updated: Jul 05, 2011 11:00am PST

Daniel sailing 2011

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 2:08pm PST

JOHN'S 2nd BIRTHDAY

Updated: Jul 23, 2011 9:07am PST

Ryan's Graduation Party 7/30/2011

Updated: Jul 31, 2011 9:36am PST

ERIE BLUES FESTIVAL 2011

Updated: Aug 09, 2011 7:51pm PST

Shaylyn June 2012

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 1:33pm PST

Italy--Florence 2005

These are pics taken during the Florence and Siena legs of our 2005 tr ...

Updated: May 14, 2012 10:23am PST

The Marine experience

I served in the US Marine Corps from June 1953 to September 1956. My f ...

Updated: May 13, 2012 1:31pm PST

Venice 2005

Updated: Aug 07, 2012 11:21am PST

SEVEYS

Updated: Jul 07, 2013 8:26pm PST

Umbria and Tuscany 2005

Updated: Aug 08, 2012 9:28am PST

PARIS 2012 part 1

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 2:56pm PST

Paris Part 2

Updated: Oct 09, 2012 9:00am PST

Sablet & Provence

Updated: Apr 12, 2013 8:06am PST

Print Samples

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 10:10am PST

EHS Class of 1953 60th Reunion

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 12:13pm PST

PRAGUE Sept. 2013

On September 3, Judy and I departed for a three-week holiday in Centra ...

Updated: Oct 02, 2013 9:07am PST

BUDAPEST Sept. 2013

We spent the second week of our three-week Eastern Europe holiday in B ...

Updated: Oct 22, 2013 7:38pm PST

VIENNA 2013

Updated: Dec 10, 2013 11:27am PST

Christmas 2013

Updated: Dec 29, 2013 1:56pm PST

ST CROIX Feb 2014 Week One

Judy and I escaped NW Pennsylvania winter for three weeks in February. ...

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 11:31am PST

ST CROIX Feb 2014 Week Two

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 10:10am PST

ST CROIX Feb 2014 Week Three

Updated: Apr 05, 2014 9:05am PST

CANON 16-35 II L LENS

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 4:40pm PST

MOTHERS DAY 2014

The first two pics were taken 3 days before Mothers Day.

Updated: May 11, 2014 11:26am PST

JAMIE BILLINGS May 2014

Pictures taken for use in Jamie's high school graduation party invitat ...

Updated: May 19, 2014 1:23pm PST

Maggie Lawrence graduation, June 3, 2014

Held at the Warner Theatre

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 1:36pm PST

JOSH PORTER'S graduation 2014

Updated: Jun 12, 2014 4:24pm PST

CANON 5D MARK II for sale

Updated: Oct 13, 2014 2:24pm PST

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens for sale

Updated: Oct 13, 2014 2:33pm PST

Canon 5D Classic for sale

Updated: Oct 15, 2014 4:37pm PST

Canon 24-105 mm lens for sale

Updated: Oct 19, 2014 4:37pm PST

Canon 430 ex flash

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 11:31am PST

Thanksgiving 2014

Updated: Nov 28, 2014 1:07pm PST

JOHN'S BIG BB GAME

Updated: Dec 20, 2014 11:36am PST

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